Faculty Profile

Claudia G Cervantes Soon

Claudia G Cervantes Soon
Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Email: ccsoon@austin.utexas.edu
Office: SZB 406

Dr. Cervantes-Soon's research interests center on critical ethnographic approaches to the study of discourses, identities, and pedagogical practices inside and outside classrooms with a particular focus on the fostering of voice, agency, biliteracy, critical intercultural competence, and empowered identities among culturally and linguistically diverse learners and marginalized young Latina/Mexicana women. In particular her research draws on critical pedagogy, border and transborder epistemologies, and decolonial/Chicana feminist thought and pedagogies to her analyses of how global and neoliberal trends intersect with local frameworks of inequality in border, transnational, and bilingual education contexts. Her most recent research projects seek to address issues of equity and social justice in two-way dual language education.